We believe, and research proves, that active learning is the key to positive child outcomes and school readiness.

We focus on children’s strengths.

Play-based, child-centered, and grounded in research, the HighScope Curriculum features active learning at its core. In a HighScope classroom, children are guided to explore, interact, and exercise their creative imagination through purposeful play. Well-prepared teachers support and extend each child’s learning based on their developmental levels, so children enter school ready and eager to learn.

HighScope Curriculum

The HighScope Curriculum is uniquely designed to provide a rich academic foundation while promoting independence, decision making, cooperation, creativity, and problem solving in young children. How? The HighScope Curriculum includes learning objectives, effective adult interaction strategies, and assessment measures that help programs ensure a high-quality experience for all learners.

Working in Partnership

Teachers using the HighScope Curriculum work in partnership with parents and other family members to promote children’s learning. They provide information about the curriculum and early learning, invite family members to participate in classroom activities and parent workshops, discuss children’s progress, and share ideas for extending classroom learning in the home. As a result, teachers report that parents have a better understanding of how their children are developing and learning.

HighScope’s early childhood curriculum promotes children’s development and learning and provides lasting benefits into adulthood.

Explore how we apply The HighScope Curriculum in these age groups:

Infant-Toddler Curriculum

Preschool Curriculum